Texas WR Davis defends dirty hit
Texas wide receiver Mike Davis defended himself after he delivered a dirty-looking hit to the knee of Iowa State defensive back Deon Broomfield during the Longhorns' 31-30 win in Ames.
Check out the play in GIF form below, courtesy of Deadspin.
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Davis, who received a penalty, was lucky not to be ejected from the game for the hit, which happened after Longhorns running back Joe Bergeron scored a touchdown to give Texas a 24-20 third-quarter lead. This kind of hit has the potential to not only end someone’s season, but all also put their career in jeopardy.
But Davis defended the play, saying he just did what he was taught to do.
I play to the whistle ..... Sorry I was taught that.— Money Magic Davis jr (@MikeDavis_1) October 4, 2013
I don't have a history of being a dirty player & have never been called one. The tape without knowledge of the circumstances is unfair.— Money Magic Davis jr (@MikeDavis_1) October 4, 2013
The play call was an option to either a run or WR screen. My job is to protect our WR screen & block my defender. I wasn't aware it was .— Money Magic Davis jr (@MikeDavis_1) October 4, 2013
I wasn't aware it was a run. Check the tape & you can see our other WR is also blocking his defender. I did exactly what we are taught to— Money Magic Davis jr (@MikeDavis_1) October 4, 2013
All that being said I am happy #26 was not injured. This is the last time I will address this topic. Longhorn Nation thanks for the support.— Money Magic Davis jr (@MikeDavis_1) October 4, 2013
Brown defended him too.
Mack Brown strongly defending Mike Davis' block, thought Davis didn't hear whistle. "I thought it was competing."— Max Olson (@max_olson) October 4, 2013
Broomfield didn't feel that way.
Mike Davis really tried to take me out.— Deon Broomfield (@iBroomy) October 4, 2013
Iowa State got that call, but several others left Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads fuming and sparked an epic postgame rant.
''We're the least-penalized team in the league coming into this game. There sure seemed to be a lot of hankies out there,'' Rhoads said. ''I'm sure they made tremendous calls all night long.''